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KINGDOM OF BHUTAN - LAND OF THE THUNDER DRAGON
Map of Bhutan

 

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I don't know when I started to get interested in Bhutan. Owing much to a newspaper article that I have read, I finally decided to trek the unbeaten path of the Kingdom of the Thunder Dragon.

Hidden deep in the folds of the great Himalayan Mountains for years, Bhutan developed its own civilization. The population of about 600,000 people, living in close harmony with nature, evolved an unique identity, derived largely from a rich religious and cultural heritage.

Bhutan is becoming increasingly known for its pure practice of Mahayana Buddhism in the Tantric form, its untouched culture, its pristine ecology and wildlife, and the unparalleled scenic beauty of its majestic peaks and lush valleys. It is still, in many ways, a magical kingdom of the past.